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off the cliff. >> so you want the sequestration cuts to go ahead, even on defense. i'm just getting breaking news that the president -- >> well, just remember, on defense, we are now spending substantially more, inflation adjusted, than at the height of the vietnam war, when we were waging the cold war and we had 500,000 troops in the field. >> well, cnn has just confirmed, congressman, that the white house, the president will meet with the congressional leadership, both parties tomorrow at the white house. what do you think they need to put on the table and get done tomorrow? what do you want to hear them say? >> john, when did we stop teaching civics in our schools? the president is not supposed to be part of the deliberative process. he heads an entirely separate branch of government with an altogether different purpose. i think we need to go back to the way the government was designed to operate, and that is the deliberative function, in the legislative branch, both the house and the senate, acting independently. and then resolving their differences through conference. that proc
controversies. >>> former republican senator chuck hagel has not been nominated as defense secretary, but members of his own party already signaling an uphill confirmation battle if he is. barbara star has more on in surprising backlash. good morning to you. i think a lot of people thought after susan rice's nomination for secretary of state went away and everybody thought, okay, here's john kerry. he's going to sail through the confirmation process. so is chuck hagel. i think a lot of people were surprised by this news. what happened? >> well, you know, in the classic washington case, people are asking the question, was hagel a trial balloon being floated that's already getting holes poked in it. not nominated yet, but all the chatter had been he was the front runner to be president obama's choice as secretary of defense. no announcement. the silence is deafening from the white house. but the opposition already mounting. a lot of criticism coming from both republicans and democrats about some of hagel's positions while he served in the senate. i have to tell you over the last severa
earplugs out. 20 kids just got slaughtered, and we have to come to the table not defensively and aacknowledge these are not just other people's kids. they could be our kids and grandkids next time. i think the entertainment culture has to accept some responsibility. you know, in almost every one of these cases of mass shootings, it's the same pattern. a young man troubled, reclusive, almost always involved in some kind of violent entertainment media gets guns and then kills a lot of people. we have to stop it. >> there's a lot here i wanted to ask you about, and i want to move on to senator chuck hagel, a man you know. we are led to believe he may be the person president obama wants to lead the defense department when secretary panetta leaves. you may know that a number of jewish organizations and folks on capitol hill have objected already to the idea of hagel saying he has had a number of anti-israeli votes, that he has said things they perceive as anti-israeli. has chuck hagel in your opinion disqualified himself because these various stances from becoming secretary of def
went home to go to sleep in his own bed. >> accused gunman george zimmerman claims self-defense in a case that sparked international outrage and ignited racial tensions. the trial is set for june. number two -- >> we need rescue inside the auditorium. multiple victims. >> seven down! >> july 20th, just past midnight, terror inside theater nine. >> nine miles east of denver where there was a mass shooting at a movie theater. >> in the end, 12 people killed, 58 others wounded. holmes faces 152 charges. many victims continue to recover, while others will never recover the loss they suffered that night. and number one -- >> unimaginable horror grips the nation in one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. >> tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> this is unspeakable what happened in this town. >> innocent children shot dead in their classrooms. the victims, . >> emilie's laughter was infectious and all those who had the pleasure to meet her would agree this world is a better place because she has been in it. >> in newtown, connecticut, an outpouring of compassion while the
out. that's when the secretary of defense found out. they ordered a broader investigation. it came to the president's attention. it is a very rare thing for the president to call over to the pentagon and have to say, what is going on? >> and i'm curious about that. how did that even get on the president's desk? how did he get involved in a day care situation on a military base? >> this is mid-december and this is when the country's focus was on child safety after the massacre and the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. the secretary of defense leon panetta finds out about all this because finally army leaders know the facts and are able to tell him. e he take s it to the president. but it's between late september and mid-december that they keep investigating the other workers here and find those background check problems and they are not dismissed from their jobs between september and mid-december. this goes on and on and on. all of this now the subject of a complete army investigation. >> barbara starr, we're glad you're looking into it. you can watch barbara's entire report tonight
criminal defense attorney and law professor who joins us from las vegas. hello, happy holidays to both of you. >> same to you, marty. all the best. >> you, too. >> let's talk first jerry sandusky. a few things to bring up here. as we all remember, he was the penn state assistant football coach convicted in june on 45 counts of child sex abuse. he's now serving 30 to 60 years in prison. jerry sandusky says that he has now focused or he is focused on his appeal. he's got a hearing that i believe is set for january 10th on his pretrial motions. guys, there's a newspaper in northeastern pennsylvania that says sandusky sent a handwritten note saying he is trying to endure, and there was a lot more to it than that, but i'll leave it at that, and learn from his circumstances but had this to say about his trial -- nobody who covered the case or reported it had the time or took the time study the allegations, the accusere accuserers, the inconsistent, and the method. justice and fairness were not a focus. avery, i'll begin with you. do you think he might have a point that this was such a heinou
.s. that's the assessment of three officials in south korea's defense ministry based on assessment of a part they recovered from one of the rockets. it shows the nuclear neighbor's intent. >>> president obama has not even nominated former senator chuck hagel as his choice for secretary of defense, but haggle taking heat over his past positions on iran and 2007 interview when he said "jewish loe lobby intimidated lawmakers." >> i would have serious questions to ask him, not just about israel, but to me the most significant foreign policy challenge for president obama and our world is iran. nuclear weapons program. chuck hagel has had some very outlying votes on that. >> i don't think he's going to get many republican votes. i like chuck, but his positions, i really didn't know all of them, frankly well out of the main street and to left of the president. >> he is the subject of a new ad opposing his nomination as defense secretary. dana, what do you think? he might not sail through like john kerry. is he going to get the votes you think? >> i think the question is whether or not he
the secretary of state, the secretary of defense. take us through that decision-making. >> there was a decision made because of the extreme sensitivity about this, to have in the first instance the analytical people, really the solo team working on this. >> at the cia. >> and we made decisions about going operational. bringing in the special forces, expand it. but the president insisted it was closely held. that we had people necessary to be involved at every stage. operational security on this was important. it was a testament frankly to the seriousness of purpose and frankly to the character of the individuals involved in this that not a thing leaked from august of 2010 until may of 2011. >> by keeping it secret you were able to slow down the clock so you had time to accumulate evidence and make a decision. >> yeah. that's an important aspect generally of policy-making in the national security realm. that's the balance obviously between transparency and secrecy and confidentiality. for an operation like this where security is essential, keeping it small, keeping it to a group that has an abso
that osama bin laden is at this compound. >> you excluded the secretary of state, the secondary of defense. tell us about that. >> to have in the first instance the analytical people, really the seoul team working on this. >> the cia. >> then it moved when we made decisions about going operational, that is the fed to bring in the special forces that expanded a bit that the president was insistent that it obviously be very closely held, that we have the people involved in every stage that were necessary to be involved. why was that? security was incredibly important. and i think it was a testament frankly to the seriousness of purpose and frankly to the character of the individuals s involved in this that not a thing linked from august 2010 until may 2011. >> that's an extraordinary thing. by keeping it that secret, you were able to in a sense slow down the clock so that you had time to accumulate evidence and make a decision. >> yeah. and that's an important aspect generally of policy making in the national security realm. and that's the balance, obviously, between transparency and secrec
. >> that excluded the secretary of state, the secretary of defense. take us through that decision making. >> there was a decision made because of the extreme sensitivity about this to have at the first -- in the first instance have the analytical people be really the sole team working on this. >> at the cia. >> at the cia. and then it moved and we made decisions about going operational, that is needed to bring in the special forces, it expanded a bit but the president was insistent that it obviously be very closely held, that we have the people involved at every stage who were necessary to be involved, and why was that? operational security on this obviously was incredibly important. and i think it was a testament, frankly, to the seriousness of purpose and frankly to the character of the individuals involved in this that not a thing leaked from august of 2010 until may of 2011. >> that's the extraordinary thing, which is by keeping it that secret, you were able to in a sense slow down the clock so that you had time to accumulate evidence and make a decision. >> yeah. i think -- that's a
hagel's possible nomination as defense secretary. will the president go all in or go with someone else? >>> and fired for being simply too irresistible. one state's highest court says not a problem. this is a story you really do have to hear and see to believe. we'll bring it to you, next. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. ju
home to go to sleep in his own bed. >> accused gunman george zimmerman claimed self-defense in a case that sparked international outrage, and ignited racial tensions. the trial is set for june. number two -- >> we need rescue inside the auditorium, multiple victims. >> i've got seven down in theater nine, seven down. >> july 20th, just past midnight, terror inside theater nine. >> aurora, colorado, nine miles east of denver, there's been a mass shooting at a movie theater. >> prosecutors say james holmes donned protective gear, threw tear gas and began firing. in the end, 12 people killed, 58 others wounded. holmes faces 152 charges. many victims continue to recover while others will never recover the loss they suffered that night. and number one. >> unimaginable horror grips the nation in one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. >> tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> this is unspeakable what happened in this town. >> innocent children shot dead in their classrooms, the victims, 16 6-year-olds, four 7-year-olds along with six adults. >> emily's laughter was infectious a
to succeed the defense secretary. you have former republican senator chuck hagel being talked about as a possible replacement as defense secretary, but i understand there's a lot of complications here and even controversy. can you tells what's happening in terms of background discussions of chuck hagel taking that job. >> you know, his name has been out there for a few weeks now as the sort of so-called front-runner. maybe it's a bit of an administration trial balloon at this point. we don't know. officially the white house hasn't made a decision on who at the present times to be the next secretary of defense, but they have let hagel's name be out there. that gave time for the opposition to reform. republicans and even democrats on capitol hill, his former allies coming out and being concerned about some of his positions that he took as a u.s. senator. alleging that he was not strong enough on countering iran, did not strovote for iran sanctions especially critical of his stance on israel. that he was perhaps not as supportive of israel as he should have been. chuck hagel is a prese
to the bad guy and firearms gives you a standoff defensive capability and most of the teachers were eager to learn about that option. >> cory tell us why you took this class? >> to gain more knowledge as well as to find more options that educators have in the classroom to be able to protect the children that they're in charge of. >> do you currently own a gun? >> i do. >> and are you in favor of being able to carry this gun in class? do you think your colleagues should also carry guns in class? >> i'm grateful for the choice and the option and the right that i have to make that decision whether i want to carry in the classroom or not carry and i think also there are some people who desire to carry and some people who don't, and i believe that those that do desire to carry a concealed weapon in the classroom, that they are trained to do so. >> do you think that -- who should be a part of this conversation, because there's been a lot of discussion from the teachers unions and from parents who send their school, who should be making the decision on if teachers should be able to carry in clas
and self-defense classes during holiday break. here is alex cabraro. >> reporter: steven pratt has never had a gun permit, lately he's wanted one. >> with the recent tragedy in connecticut, i realized it's time for me to act on that. >> reporter: pratt is a third grade teacher. his students are about the same age as those who died in connecticut. >> i just worried a little bit, what would i do as a teacher? how would i protect myself if fired upon? >> reporter: is not the only one asking those questions. hundreds of teachers, administrators, janitors, anyone involved in a school came to the maverick center in west valley. this class called the mass violence response training class was designed to teach them to fight back. >> i think it's important to have protection. >> reporter: the class wasn't just about guns and protecting yourself with a gun. but guns were a big part of it. >> people are tired of being victims. >> reporter: clark is a well-known shooting instructor in utah. he helped teach the class providing the basic fore iics fo do and how do it. >> we're not going to get the gun
gun do for recreation? what does it do for hunting? what does it do for self-defense? >> it's a semiautomatic gun that looks like a military weapon. if you want to ban all semiautomatic guns, fine, let's talk about that. >> what's the purpose of an ar-15? >> it's like a hunting rifle that is cosmetically on the outside looks like a military weapon. >> how many bullets can it fire a second? how many bullets can it fire a second? answer my question. >> i'm going to answer your first question. >> you will not downgrade what these weapons do. how many -- answer the simple question. >> the point of the semiautomatic -- >> how many bullets does it fire in a second? used in the last three mass shootings. answer the question. are you going to answer or not? >> i'll answer your first question, and then i'll answer your second question. the reason you have a semiautomatic weapon is because, take the alternative. if i were to have a bolt-action rifle where i have to manually load it, and i have two criminals coming at me. i can fire one bullet and then it's going to take me a second to
on the senate banking committee. >>> he hasn't been nominated as defense secretary yet, but former senator chuck hagel is getting some heat. hagel apologized for comments he made years ago that even heinse. let's bring in barbara starr at the pentagon for more on this potential chuck hagel nomination. we don't know if he'll be nominated yet. barbara, what are the attacks against hagel? >> classic washington trial balloon. the nomination isn't out, nomination hasn't been made, but the pins are sticking in that trial balloon. first, senator hagel apologized for comments he made back around 1997, 1998 when there was a man who was openly gay about to become an ambassador, hagel opposed all of that, made some comments about gay people. now he says all these years later he regrets it, it is not what he believes. and by all accounts members of those who represent pro gay rights movements in washington have accepted senator hagel's apology on that. item number two, a lot of questions about whether hagel is tough enough on iran. did he cast some votes in the senate that did not support sanctions against
to this deal because we're not dealing with sequestration, we're not dealing defense cuts, we're not dealing with raising the debt ceiling until next year. i really think that's probably the sticking point at this time. >> maria, are democrats going to do enough for spending cuts, or are they going kind of whittle through that? >> we'll see what the senate is able to come up with. there doesn't seem to be enough time, though, for the kind of spending cuts that we really need to focus on for the long term to be negotiated in the next 72 hours because as you noted those are very difficult positions for democrats. it doesn't mean that democrats don't think that there should be spending cuts. the president is the first one to say that spending cuts are something that he has put on the table and that we need to negotiate and whatever long-term deal gets done. but right now, washington has really pushed us to the brink. and i think what everybody agrees on, i think ron would agree with me, is that no one wants to get blamed for taxes going up on 98% of the american people. and so that i think is w
defense attorney. the court called her, holly, irresistible attraction. >> well, let's just start with that, okay? >> how does this come into the decision? her attractiveness was irresistible? >> that's what this deny temperature claimed when he fired her. and he said the reason i fired her, my wife was getting jealous. and we didn't do anything. but i thought she was so attractive, i thought i might do something in the future if she continued to work with me. my wife thought the same thing so i fired her. your gut reaction as a human being, don. i saw that headline, and i was like, what, are you kidding? your gut reaction is that is ridiculous. read the decision of the iowa supreme court and basically what they're saying is, look, you weren't fired because you were a woman. you were fired because you're a good-looking woman. and that's a difference. that's not gender discrimination. that's like pretty discrimination. >> that's hating. >> right, right, exactly. >> all right. so let's look at her. everyone is like -- all right. so we've held the audience in expense long enough. whe
countries went to war over it in 1962. india's defense minister has had to make a statement in recent weeks that read in part, "there is no conclusive proof of unidentified flying objects flying over the india/china border." does that mean those lights do come from china? he doesn't say. the correct answer to our gps
not taking that ability of lawful self-defense. you're restricted in few places to carry. a school is not one of them. this isn't anything new. we never had a problem. >> but the larger question then is more really about gun control. are more guns the answer or are fewer guns the answer? and the other thing that i want to point out is teachers, of course, are equipped to teach. they are trained to teach. not necessarily trained and equipped to fire guns. so my question is, should it really be the teacher's responsibility to learn how to shoot a gun when that's not the main goal of why they are there at the school. >> with all due respect, are teachers trained to jump in front of bullets and protect their kids too? when we talk about more guns, are more guns the answer? who do you think they call and why do they call the police when something like this happens because they know the police will show up with their guns. the only problem is the police show up a little too late. they have lots of guns and equipment and man power, but just a little too late. the first responders at sandy hook and i
his nomination for the next secretary of defense, but some lawmakers voice their skepticism today about senator chuck hagel for the position a republican senator says he doubts he will get the votes and says hagel's past position on irrarn is out of touch with the president's policies. >>> a concert promoter is suing rapper rapper nas for $10 million, claim avenues no-show for a new year's concert in africa heavily promoted. >>> tim tebow to jacksonville? an espn reporter says tebow is signing with the jaguars this offseason is a virtual certainty. the jets reportedly are likely to honor tebow's request to be released, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. >>> a man who didn't make it as a pop star has found the kind of success that no amount of fame can match. we will have his story. we're at walmart with the simmons family. how much is your current phone bill? four sixteen seventy six a month! okay, come with me -- we're gonna save you money. with straight talk at walmart, you get unlimited talk, text and data for only $45 a month per phone. would we get the same cover
's say? >> well, as you probably know and have -- i'm completely against war. i believe in self-defense. i believe if you get hit, you hit back. but preemptive wars, i don't believe in them. i don't think they're necessary. i think wars are started to make money. and make money for the people who start a war over here and a war over there and sell bombs to both sides. >> when you look at what's happening in the middle east, it's been a crisis most of my lifetime, i can't remember. pretty much most of yours. do you see any hope there? do you see any chance of actual peace? the middle east? >> well, if you believe in the bible, where it says two things. it says is there there will always be wars and rumors of wars. and it also says that for 1,000 years somewhere down the future, we're going to have peace. so hopefully those thousand years are coming up on us. >> were you pleesed barack obama got re-elected? >> i'm glad he got re-elected. i think he has a lot of thing in his favor, the things that he has ran on. the women all believe in the things that he's talking about. the blacks and th
zimmerman claims self-defense in a case that sparked international outrage and ignited racial tensions. trial is set for june. number two. >> we need rescue inside the auditorium. we have multiple victims. i've gone seven down in theater 9. >> july 20th just past midnight terror inside theater 9. >> aurora, colorado 9 miles east of denver where there's a mass shooting at a movie theater. >> they same james holmes donned protective gear, through tear gas and fired. in the end 12 killed, 58 others wounded. holmes faces 152 charges. many victims continue to recover while others will never recover the loss they suffered that night. and number one -- >> unimaginable horror grips the nation is one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. >> tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> this is unspeakable what happened in this town. >> innocent children shot dead in their classrooms. the victims? 16 6-year-olds, 4 7-year-olds along with six adults. >> emilie's laughter was infectious and all that met her would aagree the world is a better place because she's been in it. >> in newtown, conne
over the cliff so they can raise taxes, cut defense spending and blame the gop but republicans have the option of locking in tax cuts for most americans right now. >> to further that note, sure, i think the president wants to do this because as you said he can increase taxes, continue cuts on the military and point the finger at the republicans. the truth of the matter is we need to have serious spending cuts. this is not an issue that will be resolved with taxing either way. we need to address serious spending issue swres in the country. the truth is boehner and house republicans pointed out the house issued legislation that would extend the current tax -- the bush-era tax cuts and erase military cuts. it is in the senate's hands and they need to act on that. something that came up this afternoon that is critical and a reminder in the entire scenario. secretary geithner issued a letter today warning the country we are going to hit the debt ceiling on new year's eve. this is a stark reminder we have out of control spending in the country and congress needs to wake up and smell the c
on the defense for months. >> there is nothing wrong with being associated with bain capital, of course. >> reporter: romney vowed to strike down the health care law himself. >> i am that one that is going to get rid of obama care. >> reporter: at number seven, gas. >> governor romney, do you feel the gas over shadowed the foreign trip? >> reporter: the candidate's missteps dominated. or in romney's case, the entire foreign trip, whereporters. >> this is a holy site. >> reporter: then at number six, the conventions were remembered less for the nominees and running mates, and more for. >> what do you want me to tell romney? he can't do that to himself. >> reporter: the warmup acts that stole the show. >> we believe that we're all in this together, is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> reporter: at number five, the september 11th attack in benghazi injected foreign policy into the race. but a week later, the campaign shifted again to a hidden camera that caught romney's comments, an instant obama attack ad. >> there are 47% who are with him. >> reporter: the gop contender
properly in the first place? they're trying to figure all of this out, and at the same time, defense secretary panetta has told all of the military services to look at the same question at all of their facilities. >> thank you, barbara starr at the pentagon. >>> "outfront" next, worries about the fiscal cliff wreaking havoc on our economy. stocks down for the fifth straight day. what lawmakers must do to stop the bleeding. >>> we count down our top political rivalries. find out how many of your favorite politicians made this list. ve, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. co
thing to say. >> you realized afterwards. >> it sounded defensive. this is an issue. there's nothing wrong with disagreeing with somebody. there is something wrong with being offensive. >> that's my point about it. i think i have complete respect, having been brought up a catholic, many catholics are anti-contraception, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage. i have got no problem with respecting their views. the moment i start hearing the kind of rhetoric that kirk cameron, the "growing pains" star came out with on the show, gay lifestyle being the abomination of the world, i get very angry because i think, i'm not gay, but if i'm gay and listening to this, i'm thinking who the hell are you to tell me i'm the abomination of the world. people would look at you as one of the great -- you're voted one of the most influential men in the world for your teaching and books. they look at you for guidance in a time when america in particular is going through an incredibly fast change in attitude to many things. what are you going to do in your gilded ivory tower, responsibility of influence as you
, civil rights attorney and law professor in washington and richard herman, new york criminal defense attorney and law professor, joins us from las vegas. avery, is there any room for gun control here? >> yeah. a ton of it. miguel, that 2008 decision that you referred to, that case really provided the open door. even justice scalia, one of the most conservative members of the court and writing for the majority, talked about unusual and dangerous weapons being permitted to be regulated. so i think heller really offers congress an opportunity to get serious, show some backbone, take advantage of the existing constitutional law, what the tragedy means, what comes out of connecticut, and take action in dealing with arms regulation. i think the opportunity is there. i think they can get it done. >> richard, what would meaningful gun control legislation or laws look like that would get by the supreme court? >> that's a great question, miguel. we're going to find that out in the next year or so. justice scalia also talked about the enshrinement of our constitutional right to bear arms. in an
. somebody has a ranch has several acres of land, a long gun could be a very vital defensive firearm for them. >> someone could, but can't a handgun be the same thing or a shotgun do the same thing? something that doesn't fire off multiple rounds and kill masses of people at the same time? >> they all fire the same way. every time you pull a trigger it fires one round. a pistol the same way, a semiautomatic shotgun. >> even with the magazines that can go 10, 20, 30 rounds at a time? >> no, they cannot. a semiautomatic rifle like at ar-15 traditionally has a 30-round magazine. when you pull the trig around hold it down it's only going to fire one round. >> why do you need 30 rounds? what do you need 30 rounds for, unless you want to kill a multiple number of people? >> somebody that's using any weapon, assaulting people who are completely defenseless, it's horrible. but turn those tables around. here in atlanta last year when he a series of very violent home invasions in north fulton county that targeted specific groups. they came in three, four people all armed. the person on the other end, a
to war over it in 196. india's defense minister has had to make a statement in recent weeks, it read in part, there is no conclusive proof of unidentified flying objects flying over the india-china border. does that mean those lights do come from china? he doesn't say. the correct answer to our gps challenge is c, in 2007, a russian submarine planted that nation's flag under the north pole. it is made of rust-proof titanium and just a few months ago, a russian orthodox bishop went and gave a special blessing to the top of the world. the russians might think they're being nice, but other nations with claims up there feel that russia's behavior is really quite naughty. don't forget viewers in the united states can catch our latest gps special tonight, it's called "tough decisions" it examines how major decisions are made in everything from national security to business, to family affairs. it airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific, don't miss it. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week, i will see you next week. >>> hello i'm miguel marquez with
, your unemployment check, the defense job, the entire economy, you name it. all of it is at stake if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. it is a cliff that lawmakers built, they have set the tuesday deadline and knew it was coming for more than a year, but until now, even now they have done precious little to agree on taxes and spending cuts by that time. keeping them honest, the people in this building have known what is coming on tuesday, yet they're only returning to get to this building to get back to work just now. senators came back yesterday. house members? well, they wouldn't be back until sunday. this afternoon, house and senate leaders met with president obama at the white house. they talked for about an hour. afterwards president obama said he was modestly optimistic. by passing house speaker john boehner who has had trouble getting his fellow republicans to agree to anything, the president called on senate majority and minority leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell, to lay out a deal. >> if we don't see an agreement between the two leaders and the senate, i expect
, defense secretary panetta has told all of the military services to look at the same question at all of their facilities. >> thank you, barbara starr at the pentagon. >>> "outfront" next, worries about the fiscal cliff wreaking havoc on our economy. stocks down for the fifth straight day. what lawmakers must do to stop the bleeding. >>> we count down our top political rivalries. find out how many of your favorite politicians made this list. because it's the final 100 hours of the ford year end celebration. last chance to get the best deals of the year on america's freshest lineup. hurry in for the great mileage. hurry in the latest technology. the clock is ticking. so hurry to the final 100 hours of ford's year end celebration. before everything's gone. and one more thing...hurry. get a focus with 2000 cash plus 500 year end bonus cash with no charge sync and sound during the final hundred hours of the ford year end celebration. only at your local ford dealer. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relie
's -- let's talk law and justice holly hughes is here, a criminal defense attorney. holly, have you ever heard anything like this before, other than maybe a celebrity? >> right. it's very unusual when you don't have a high-profilchild. we see this with mccully cull kin. here's what happens. they have been going to her school, interfering with her classes, telling the dean of students she has mental problems. accusing her of things that have never entered this young woman's mind. they are making her life a living hell. and that's the definition of stalking, don. when you are contacting someone, whether it's via the internet or on the phone or in person, for the purpose of that harassing or intimidating them, that is stalking. and the judge heard all of the evidence. do you know the university where this young lady attends had to put special security guards to stop her parents from showing up and accusing her of all these nefarious things. >> so here's the thing. she is an adult. so what is the law in this instance? and why can't they work it out within a family? >> well, they tried. the
of this out, and at the same time, defense secretary panetta has told all of the military services to look at the same question at all of their facilities. >> thank you, barbara starr at the pentagon. >>> "outfront" next, worries about the fiscal cliff wreaking havoc on our economy. stocks down for the fifth straight day. what lawmakers must do to stop the bleeding. >>> we count down our top political rivalries. find out how many of your favorite politicians made this list. through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. executor of eff
wants to replace automatic cuts in defense spending set to start early next year with unspecified cuts elsewhere. the speaker pulled his so-called plan b for lack of support from his own party because many republicans still beholden to grover norquist and that ridiculous pledge want no compromise at all. the debate between the two sides centers around a balanced approach to the budget. republicans say president obama wants too much revenue. that's taxes in normal speak. and not enough cuts. >> at some point we have to address the spending problem we have. we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. many of us believe on both sides of the aisle the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get your economy moving faster and put more americans back to work. how we get there god only knows. >> president obama doesn't see it that way. >> at some point there's got to be i think a recognition on the part of my republican friends th that, you know, take the deal. they will be able to claim that they have worked with me over the last two years to reduce the deficit
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